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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishovercrowdingo‧ver‧crowd‧ing /ˌəʊvəˈkraʊdɪŋ $ ˌoʊvər-/ noun [uncountable]  CROWDwhen there are too many people or things in one placerelieve/ease/reduce overcrowding There are plans to relieve overcrowding in the village. the prison’s chronic overcrowding problem
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overcrowdingSickness caused by overcrowding, and the damp, fetid conditions had appalled him.Evidence for the easing of overcrowding comes late in the century.The effect of overcrowding was the disastrous one of turning you against all humanity.Official standards of overcrowding have been raised over the years with the result that comparisons become difficult.As was pointed out in the previous chapter, substantial progress has been made in reducing overcrowding, as of facially defined.Furthermore, one way of saving money has been to allow larger classes, with severe overcrowding in some urban primary classrooms.West Hendon bureau in London has recently converted its Monday evening session to appointments only, to cope with overcrowding.relieve/ease/reduce overcrowdingRadically reforming conditions inside prisons, reducing overcrowding, improving prison officers' morale and punishing offenders where possible within the community.The provision of council housing has had an equalising effect both as regards reducing overcrowding and improving housing amenities among working-class people.Meanwhile the government has begun freeing thousands of inmates to reduce overcrowding and make it easier to control the prisons.
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